“Business owners are experiencing a perfect storm of increased operating costs and severe recruitment challenges while their own costs-of-living soar.” – DIGI Chair Kathryn D’Arcy.
“When in doubt, put a picture of a dog with a pint up online….” – Bodytonic’s Trevor O’Shea, who personally dislikes social media, speaking as a discussion panel member at the LVA’s Conference 2022.
“I know you pay him too much” – Ivan Yates on introducing LVA Chief Executive Donall O’Keeffe to wrap up this year’s LVA Conference 2022.
“I can see that the money we spent on you was well spent!” – LVA Chief Executive Donall O’Keeffe in response to Ivan Yates.
“The local pub is an institution where we so often come together to chat over a drink or food, to host community events, to celebrate and to mourn. I believe it is an institution worth protecting and that we should support our publicans” – Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, introducing the new Sale of Alcohol Bill.
“Amazingly, the capital value of pubs has grown, a real sign of optimism and a barometer for the trade.” – LVA Chief Executive Donall O’Keeffe at this year’s LVA Conference 2022.
“It would be great to have a Government Minister for Tourism and Hospitality that would provide a focus on what’s a critical sector employing 250,000 prior to Covid. What I’d like to see is a Minister dedicated to such an integral part of the economy, to give it the focus it deserves.” – VFI Chief Executive Paul Clancy.